DoT fines Vodafone USD17m for SLD provision

14 Jun 2013

Vodafone India has been fined INR1 billion (USD17.2 million) by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for providing Subscriber Local Dialling (SLD) – which bypasses roaming charges by transferring roaming customers to a local network – in 2003-2005 in Mumbai and Delhi. The Economic Times writes that Bharti Airtel was fined INR6.5 billion in May for providing SLD in 13 regions.